MUSIC FEST—The Alhambra Theatre (formerly Mt. Tabor Theater) is celebrating Portland's great music scene with their five-day May Day Music Fest. And they're kicking it off tonight with much beloved heavy-duty rockers Red Fang, who may melt your face with awesomeness. Check out the entire fest lineup, which includes such greats as Sage Francis, Y la Bamba, Black Prairie, and more! WSH
w/Dog Shredder, Sons of Huns; Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 7:30 pm, $15-20, $50 five-day pass,

FILM—Featuring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, a subway train full of hostages, and one of the best final shots in all of cinema, 1974's thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three closes out the Hollywood Theatre's Polyester Pulp: the '70s Crime Series with style. This is easily the most exciting film ever made about public transportation bureaucracy! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7


PUNK ROCK—Breakneck rock at thunderous volumes is the name of Metz's game, so prepare to get blown to the back of the room by the sheer weight of the Toronto trio's sound. Also on board are White Lung, the charismatic, whip-smart Vancouver, BC punk band fronted by Mish Way, who's as badass as rock stars come. NL
w/WL; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10-12

FILM—After the forgettable Iron Man 2, hopes weren't high for Iron Man 3—until Marvel made the weird/great decision to hire director Shane Black. Don't be surprised if Black—the writer/director behind 2005's clever Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and the writer of action classics Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight—supercharges Iron Man's repulsor beams. EH
Every theater ever built in the Marvel Universe, Film Times


FESTIVAL—Celebrating everything great about Latino culture, arts, food, and fun, the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at Waterfront Park is always a blast. Expect carnival rides, mariachi music, crafts, stomach-stuffing eats, a naturalization ceremony, fireworks, and lucha libre (masked wrestlers). Get out of my way, because I'm so there! WSH
Waterfront Park, 1020 Naito, Fri 11 am–10 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-11 pm, $8 (FREE today between 11 am-3 pm)

COMEDY—If comedy is about brutal honesty, then Amy Schumer has mastered the form: The popular stand-up—and Last Comic Standing finalist—has never pulled a punch in her career. She's got a new show that premiered on April 30 on Comedy Central—tonight's your chance to say you saw her when. AH
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 7:30 & 10 pm, $35


FAKE HOLIDAY—Stretch your baffling allegiance to Cinco de Mayo over the entire weekend with the White Owl Social Club's Quatro de Mayo festivities. Piñatas! Mariachi music! Palm readings? All those things you've got no cultural reason to love, served up a day early. DVH
w/DJ A Train, Los Estupidos; White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th, 3 pm, FREE

MUSIC—The Portland Cello Project has a well-earned reputation for its mind-blowing, genre-bending arrangements of rock anthems and masterworks. Tonight's show features Bach and Dave Brubeck. And the kids from the Portland School of Rock will help out on some of the selected works of pop genius Beck Hansen. DCT 
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20-22, all ages


BEER + MUSIC—Fort George Brewery's new seasonal, Tender Loving Empire, is a solid addition to an already strong lineup. The Astoria brewer could regale you with tales of the Northwest pale ale's citrus and pine notes. We just think it's tasty. Celebrate the brew's "beerthday" along with bands from its name's progenitor, powerhouse Portland indie label Tender Loving Empire. DVH
w/Heavy Handles, the Family Crest, Holiday Friends, Jared Mees; Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 7 pm, $7

COMEDY—Comedian Ian Karmel has been tearing up the pages of the Mercury with his Portland as Fuck column, and tonight he hosts an evening of comedy cheerfully titled "Portland as Fuck: Ian Karmel and Friends," with Jen Allen, Curtis Cook, Marcia Belsky, and hosted by Barbara Holm. AH
Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, 8 pm, $5-10


MUSIC—It's been a long, long while since the members of Richmond Fontaine, all working on other projects, took the stage as Richmond Fontaine. Well, just like that, Richmond Fontaine has declared itself back, playing an entire week at the Crystal Hotel's Al's Den, with all sorts of special guests. Is another hiatus looming? Better not tempt fate and miss out. DCT
Al's Den, 303 SW 12th, Sun May 5-Sat May 11, 7 pm, FREE

READING—What started as a web series with Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell's Husbands is now in comic-book form. Both authors will be on hand, along with a slew of Portland comics artists (Ron Chan, Ben Dewey, Natalie Nourigat), to read from the new Dark Horse book that furthers the hijinks of famous gay couple Cheeks and Brady. CF
w/Tania del Rio; Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE


MUSIC—Boasting not one but two live painters, the fragile anthems of Cloud Cult could come off as unbearably precious, but rather than wallowing in introspection, the Minneapolis ensemble turns their gaze outward, and their involving and inviting music solicits very real emotions. Oh, and they're a killer live band, to boot. NL
w/JBM; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $15, all ages

CIRCUS—Who can resist the calliope call of a traveling circus? The quirky ringleaders of the Music Tapes will set up their imaginarium—a circus tent with carnival games, cartoons, music, storytelling, and surreal theatrics—in the confines of the Mission Theater. They promise a mesmerizing spectacle filled with sweet music and childlike wonder. (Ooooh, wonder!) CF
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7 pm (all ages) & 10 pm (21+), $13-15